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Zoom Workshops

Type: Leader Huddle > Zoom Workshop Discussion Video: Runtime: 00:52:38 Topics Covered: Leaders share experience with online (mostly Zoom) Second Saturday workshops ?

Brenda Bridges

Several years ago, I started a new career as a financial advisor when my husband lost his job. I was teaching yoga at the time and didn’t think that was the best career to support three teenagers with college looming, provide health care benefits for my family, and still have some of the flexibility I’d …

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Divorce vs Legal Separation

If you think your marriage may be heading for divorce, is it worth considering a legal separation first? What is a legal separation, how is it different than a divorce, and is there any reason to involve the courts in your separation? A legal separation is an option worth considering for many couples, and it …

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Divorce

Eileen Stoner

A woman in a man’s world.  Imagine having the same conversation over and over again with men who “handle all the finances” for their wives?  Imagine that your coworkers are also mostly men? As I’ve guided clients towards their investment goals over the years, they frequently tell me “my wife is not interested in this …

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Melanie Cox

There are a lot of misconceptions about the divorce process and how the law works in North Carolina. We decided to become Second Saturday Leaders to help educate women not only about their legal rights but the steps they need to take to protect themselves and their families financially, emotionally and legally. Divorce is never …

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Leader Huddle

Type: Informal Discussion Forum Audio: Runtime: 00:29:04 Topics Covered: Local promotion, including DivorceCare, Meetup, Nextdoor, Facebook, posting flyers on real-world bulletin boards, and a bit of conversation about compliance for financial professionals. NOTE: Approximately 1 minute is missing from the start of this recording. As the recording begins, DivorceCare is being discussed.

Donna Cates

Years ago as I was marketing my CDFA® skills to family law attorneys, I started getting referrals from these attorneys but post-divorce. I discovered that many women were making poor choices regarding their settlement options and I thought I could have helped educate both them and their attorneys prior to signing agreements. In 2008, I …

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Jill Williams

Some of the most meaningful work that Jill does is helping women navigate the overwhelming process of divorce. Being a Second Saturday Leader enables her to offer a safe and supportive environment in which participants can learn how to advocate for themselves throughout the process. Jill’s own experience with divorce is what has led her …

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Dana Wilson

I’m a big believer in the premise that when something is needed the answer appears. In my life, I have had the joy of experiencing that “mystery” again and again. Divorce, I can say from my own personal experience, is like a club in which no one is glad they became a member.  I recently …

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Richard Coles

I’ve worked as a Certified Financial Planner for over 30 years in England and the US, helping my clients to achieve their hopes and dreams. During that time, I’ve seen how divorce can disrupt couples’ plans for their shared future and potentially dash hopes of financial security. Therefore, in 2009, I became a Certified Divorce …

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Scott Small

As a Second Saturday Leader, my mission is to help guide those down a path I’ve already traveled – with the goal of trading fear and anxiety with knowledge, education, and understanding. Millions have gone before us, and millions more will follow. I wish I knew then what I know now and providing this information …

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Julie Johnson

I have always had a penchant for finances, starting with money-handling positions in high school, college and a family business as well as numerous organizations I have belonged to…I have enjoyed “handling the finances” wherever there was a need.  I remember as a little girl being given the “junk” mail by my mother, and immediately …

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She Was Married Less Than a Year and Filed an Uncontested Divorce, So Why Did It Cost Her Over $17,000?

After what she describes as a “whirlwind romance” in a new article on Business Insider, Jorden Barcus married her love. She was 21, just out of college, and had almost nothing to her name other than student debt. Just eight months later, Jorden recognized that passion and romance don’t always make a strong foundation for …

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Michele Laws

I am a Second Saturday leader because I am passionate about educating people that are considering or going through a divorce  — I want them to feel empowered and secure about the divorce process. I have a daughter named Sophia. I enjoy spending time with my family as well as running, painting and new-found enjoyment, …

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Can I Get Social Security Benefits from My Ex-Spouse Even If It’s Not in My Divorce Decree?

QUESTION: I heard that I may be entitled to collect Social Security benefits when I retire based on my ex-husband’s earnings. But I looked at my divorce decree and it doesn’t say anything about it. Did I miss the boat? ANSWER: Here’s some good news about your divorce. If you were married to your ex-spouse …

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